American Audacity In Defense of Literary Daring

American Audacity  In Defense of Literary Daring

Over the last decade William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist, “a literature-besotted Midas of prose” (Cynthia Ozick).

Author: William Giraldi

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631493911

Category: Literary Criticism

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One of the most gifted literary essayists of his generation defends stylistic boldness and intellectual daring in American letters. Over the last decade William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist, “a literature-besotted Midas of prose” (Cynthia Ozick). Now, American Audacity gathers a selection of his most powerful considerations of American writers and themes—a “gorgeous fury of language and sensibility” (Walter Kirn)—including an introductory call to arms for twenty-first-century American literature, and a new appreciation of James Baldwin’s genius for nonfiction. With potent insights into the storied tradition of American letters, and written with a “commitment to the dynamism and dimensions of language,” American Audacity considers giants from the past (Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harper Lee, Denis Johnson), some of our most well-known living critics and novelists (Harold Bloom, Stanley Fish, Katie Roiphe, Cormac McCarthy, Allan Gurganus, Elizabeth Spencer), as well as those cultural-literary themes that have concerned Giraldi as an American novelist (bestsellers, the “problem” of Catholic fiction, the art of hate mail, and his viral essay on bibliophilia). Demanding that literature be audacious, and urgent in its convictions, American Audacity is itself an act of intellectual daring, a compendium shot through with Giraldi’s “emboldened and emboldening critical voice” (Sven Birkerts). At a time when literature is threatened by ceaseless electronic bombardment, Giraldi argues that literature “must do what literature has always done: facilitate those silent spaces, remain steadfastly itself in its employment of slowness, interiority, grace, and in its marshaling of aesthetic sophistication and complexity.” American Audacity is ultimately an assertion of intelligence and discernment from a maker of “perfectly paced prose” (The New Yorker), a book that reaffirms the pleasure and wisdom of the deepest literary values.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

The Poets   Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

William Giraldi, the author of four books, including American Audacity: In Defense of Literary Daring, has written about the plight of the envious writer—and the fruitless pursuit of attaining what others already have: Writers, ...

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.
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The New York Literary Journal and Belles lettres Repository

The New York Literary Journal  and Belles lettres Repository

... none but Jefferies despised and wretched than he left himself could have had audacity it . Let us remember how high he enough to personate him . ... And heard his daring defence of an inthat you may be assured how little nocent man ...

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The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature

The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature

Whoever thinks otherwise , and dare ... this “ disguised proceeding -- ing , ” is called in another place a piece of “ unexampled audacity ” -a plot ” hostile to his safety— " a conspiracy to procure his removal : ” 28 and after having ...

Author: James Silk Buckingham

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ISBN: UOM:39015070512218

Category: Great Britain

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The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature

The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature

Whoever thinks otherwise , and dares to make a complaint through an “ irregular channel , " is immediately branded ... is called in another place a piece of “ unexampled audacity " - a “ plot ” hostile to his safety— “ a conspiracy to ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B2969534

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The London Journal and Weekly Record of Literature Science and Art

The London Journal  and Weekly Record of Literature  Science  and Art

audacity unshaken ? squared his broad chest , and looked Daryl triumphantly “ Certainly not ! " It seemed incredible ; but most ... “ You have , of course , " the coroner added , “ po He was a bold man , this Kershaw , the mystery .

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Literary Garland

Literary Garland

But judge thou the bounderies of the ante - room , on her way to between us . ... What then in time to hear the king's impassioned defence of { have I to gain by the removal of yonder princely herself , and his indignant rebuke and ...

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

Or he must merely mean that he becomes able daring , ” it appears to us that his words are applicable to the to do ... he possesses the art of doing nothing certain sense in self - defence , it is rather a shock to our conception by ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435028608743

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science  Art  and Finance

Or he must merely mean that he becomes able daring , ” it appears to us that his words are applicable to the to do ... he possesses the art of doing nothing certain sense in self - defence , it is rather a shock to our conception by ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112042055944

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